Roasted Celery Root Steak donned with Fresh Citrus and Horseradish Shavings is an unexpected and delicious vegetarian alternative to grilled and roasted meat, that utilizes celeriac in an atypical way (as opposed to the more frequent applications of soups and stews).
Tapenade is a salty condiment traditionally constructed with olives, capers, and anchovies. This recipe incorporates pomegranate molasses and fragrant spices to balance that saltiness. It makes for an excellent appetizer, served with feta and persimmon chips or as a stuffing for poultry.
This lumpfish caviar atop baguette with sour cream spread is delish! Lumpfish roe, though not a true caviar (sourced from sturgeon), is an inexpensive stand-in for the real thing. Paired with a tangy spread and crusty bread, it makes for a beautiful appetizer with a sort of rustic elegance and is so easy to make!
It may be surprising, but cinnamon and potatoes work wonderfully together. That festive spiciness lends itself beautifully to that natural sweetness found in roasted root vegetables. Plus, the cinnamon stick contributes additional sweetness and a mild, woody flavor with hints of citrusy notes.
Cauliflower Gratin is a fantastic low-carb option for a comforting, winter side dish. Try this fully-loaded bake with bacon, cheddar, green onion, saffron, and a hint of nutmeg or trade out ingredients as you see fit. This recipe can easily be made gluten free by using a gluten free flour and vegetarian by omitting the bacon.
Pizza Bianca literally translates to white pizza. Less strict than a classic tomato sauce pizza, it invites culinary exploration. In this application, we used dried plums, garlic confit, & fried rosemary. We then donned it with edible gold, turning this rustic dish into an impressive masterpiece.
Canned legumes don’t always need to be boring, and with this recipe, they could be considered a sort of rustic elegance. This recipe for Spiced Lentils with Chickpeas, Cannelini Beans, and Feta is as easy-to-make as it is delicious, making for an equally acceptable weeknight or party meal!
Savory Cheesecake with Whipped Feta, Cream Cheese, and Nutmeg Whipped is maybe one of the easiest dips to make at home, yet strays from the expected and is an impressive dish for entertaining. A spin on the traditional Greek Tyrolsalata, these mini savory cheesecakes are perfect alongside a glass of wine!
Khachapuri is a decadent cheese bread from Georgia. There are many variations but this version takes on the traits of Adjaruli Khachapuri, shaped like a canoe, filled with a combination of salty and tangy cheeses, and topped with an egg yolk. We kicked up the flavor further by adding a bit of fresh nutmeg.
Spiced Beet and Feta Soda Bread Soda bread is a great way to introduce anyone to bread baking. Soda breads don’t need proofing time as regular yeasted bread does. This version includes shredded feta, nutmeg, and beets for a surprising element of color and flavor!